3:02 AM EDT, Tue April 24, 2018
VU Hoops 3 hours ago
Villanova offers Isaiah Stewart

Villanova offers Isaiah Stewart

Stewart is among the best forwards in the 2019 class. A quick flurry of new offers graced us on Monday night, with 5-star power forward Isaiah Stewart being the most notable. Isaiah Stewart, a class of 2019 Center playing for @TheCityRocks (NY), has picked up an offer from Villanova.— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) April 23, 2018 Stewart just completed an unofficial visit to Villanova, and had some really nice things to say about the campus and the program’s development of Omari Spellman. We figured an offer might be on the way, and all it took was the staff watching him in Dallas...
VU Hoops 4 hours ago
Nico Mannion gets ‘Nova offer

Nico Mannion gets ‘Nova offer

But could he be an 2019 option? The Villanova Wildcats have extended an offer to 2020 5-star point guard Nico Mannion. He announced it on Twitter Monday night. honored & grateful to receive an offer from Coach Wright & Villanova University ! \\\/// pic.twitter.com/9e6XTGKPKt— niccolo (@niccolomannion) April 24, 2018 Mannion is a 6’3” point guard from Phoenix, Arizona who plays for Pinnacle High School and West Coast Elite (Under Armour). He is AAU teammates with Josh Green, who also just received an offer from Villanova. Mannion is a slick point guard with a fantastic shot, tight...
VU Hoops 4 hours ago
2019 SG Josh Green lands ‘Nova offer

2019 SG Josh Green lands ‘Nova offer

The Australian had a big weekend in Dallas. The Villanova Wildcats staff was busy Monday night extending a new round of offers. Among them was 2019 shooting guard Josh Green. 2019 6’6 G Josh Green has received an offer from defending national champion Villanova! @josh_green6 #WCE #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/Rp4aCEwcFI— West Coast Elite (@wceua) April 24, 2018 Green is a 6’6” guard who attends IMG Academy in Florida. A native of Australia, he also plays with Nico Mannion for the West Coast Elite program on the Under Armour circuit. He currently holds offers from Kansas, UCLA,...
VU Hoops 7 hours ago
Recapping the first live period

Recapping the first live period

The entire Villanova staff spent the weekend in the Dallas area. The first April live period has come and gone, and as expected the Villanova Wildcats staff spent the weekend in Dallas, Texas balancing their time between the Nike EYBL and Under Armour Association events. As you might have expected, this weekend was really about keeping a close eye on a pretty tight list of targets for the class of 2019, and evaluating some names we’ve know about for a while. While the 2020 offer list is small to date, the games Villanova did watch featured plenty of elite talent and might indicate some...
VU Hoops 14 hours ago
Player Recap: Bench Mob

Player Recap: Bench Mob

Bench Mob players appeared in 14 games for Villanova this season, so you know things went well for the Wildcats. Four deep in 2017-2018, Bench Mob was comprised of graduating seniors Denny Grace, Matt Kennedy, Tom Leibig and junior Peyton Heck. The senior trio leaves Villanova having played two years for the Wildcats and depart as National Championship winners. Presumably Heck will be back next season with a new group of rag-tag walk-on players. Each member of the Bench Mob appeared in an NCAA Tournament game this season, with Grace and Leibig appearing in two. The Mob celebrated their...
VU Hoops 18 hours ago
Monday’s Arizin

Monday’s Arizin

If DiVincenzo and Spellman both return, it’s a real possibility Happy Monday Nova Nation! Quick and dirty this morning as yours truly may or may not (or absolutely did) forget he was on links duty today. But first, a quick thought on the the scenarios the Villanova Wildcats face with two of their best players already having one foot in the NBA. If both of them return, Nova is likely the favorites for another Championship. If just one of the pair return, they’re still in the running but probably not out in front. The rumor mill seems to think this is the most likely scenario,...
VU Hoops Apr 21, 2018
Villanova reaches out to Albany transfer Joe Cremo

Villanova reaches out to Albany transfer Joe Cremo

There’s a report suggesting contact between the two parties. Might Villanova be active in the grad transfer market? We have a report that Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright has reached out to Albany Great Danes guard Joe Cremo. He's leaving tomorrow and is really pumped about it. He also got calls today from Villanova head coach Jay Wright and a Kansas assistant. So this process is far from over.— Liana Bonavita (@LianaBonavita) April 21, 2018 Lina Bonavita is the local reporter covering Albany, so she’s close to the situation. Cremo has already taken a visit to Creighton...
VU Hoops Apr 20, 2018
Villanova’s All-Time Steals Leaders:2018 Update

Villanova’s All-Time Steals Leaders:2018 Update

Mikal “Sticky Fingers” Bridges was one of the school’s greats. With the 2017-18 season in the books and another National Championship in hand, it’s time to update the Villanova record books. This season three new players have joined the all-time ranks, while Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson cemented themselves as two of the program’s greats. Check in all week as we update a new category each day. Watching Villanova’s offense score on you must be a deflating experience. Not just because they’ve just put up points, but because you know they’re about to set up their press. ...
VU Hoops Apr 20, 2018
DiVincenzo joins Spellman in the NBA Draft, but both could return

DiVincenzo joins Spellman in the NBA Draft, but both could return

And then there were two... Happy Friday Nova Nation! Well we knew it was just a matter of time, but we now know that Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman will officially test the waters of the NBA Draft. Eric Paschall will return to finish out his collegiate career, so the Wildcats will return two of their “starting six”. Villanova fans will likely have to play the waiting game between now and May 30th, the NCAA’s deadline for underclassman to withdraw from the draft and maintain eligibility. Between then and now, DiVincenzo and Spellman will likely both get invites to the NBA...
VU Hoops Apr 19, 2018
Phil Booth and Eric Paschall to Return for Senior Seasons

Phil Booth and Eric Paschall to Return for Senior Seasons

The boys are back in town. Villanova juniors Phil Booth and Eric Paschall will return to the Wildcats for their final season of eligibility in 2018-19, it was announced today. “Phil and Eric are two of the cornerstone leaders of our team,” stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. “Each of them is widely respected by their teammates, not just for their talent, but for the kind of young men they are. We are thrilled that they will help lead our team again as seniors.” Booth, a native of Baltimore, Md., served as a team captain alongside Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson in 2017-18 as the...
VU Hoops Apr 19, 2018
Donte DiVincenzo Declares for NBA Draft

Donte DiVincenzo Declares for NBA Draft

The Big Ragu has declared for the NBA Draft but will not be hiring an agent. Villanova redshirt sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo (Wilmington, Del.) will enter his name into the 2018 National Basketball Association Draft process but won’t hire an agent, it was announced today. In his second full season as a Wildcats guard, DiVincenzo enjoyed a breakout 2017-18 campaign, earning BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year and NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors. He averaged 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds over the course of the campaign and moved into the starting lineup for eight games during...
VU Hoops Apr 19, 2018
Villanova’s All-Time Block Leaders: 2018 Update

Villanova’s All-Time Block Leaders: 2018 Update

Omari Spellman proves the Wildcats absolutely have a rim protector. With the 2017-18 season in the books and another National Championship in hand, it’s time to update the Villanova record books. This season three new players have joined the all-time ranks, while Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson cemented themselves as two of the program’s greats. Check in all week as we update a new category each day. Since Daniel Ochefu graduated in 2016, the narrative around Villanova’s front court was that they didn’t have a rim protector to anchor their defense. Well with Omari Spellman...
VU Hoops Apr 18, 2018
2019 Recruiting Board

2019 Recruiting Board

After Eric Dixon’s verbal, let’s take stock. Tuesday was a good day to be a Villanova Wildcats fan. ‘Nova Nation got off to a fast start in the 2019 class by landing 4-star forward Eric Dixon before the April Live Period, and can now use the next two weeks to prioritize their remaining targets. Right now, there are two open scholarships for the 2019 class after the commitment of Dixon. That could - and probably will - grow to 3 or 4 scholarships. Even if Omari Spellman and Donte DiVincenzo return for next season, it is hard to imagine them sticking around for the 2019-20...
VU Hoops Apr 18, 2018
Villanova’s All-Time Assist Leaders

Villanova’s All-Time Assist Leaders

Booth and DiVincenzo pass 200 career assists With the 2017-18 season in the books and another National Championship in hand, it’s time to update the Villanova record books. This season three new players have joined the all-time ranks, while Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson cemented themselves as two of the program’s greats. Check in all week as we update a new category each day. Villanova set a new school record this season with 655 assists, an average of more than 16 per game. Overall the Wildcats assisted on over 53% of their field goals this season, a big reason why they were the...
VU Hoops Apr 17, 2018
Eric Dixon commits to Villanova!

Eric Dixon commits to Villanova!

The Abington forward is staying home. The Villanova Wildcats are off and running in the 2019 recruiting class. 4-star forward Eric Dixon (Abington, Pa.) has announced he will stay home and play for Jay Wright on the Main Line. @BigEballer_ is heading to Villanova pic.twitter.com/fsSzPq0wHi— Andrew Robinson (@ADRobinson3) April 17, 2018 Dixon is currently ranked #114 in the 247 Composite, and plays AAU for WE-R-1 (Under Armour). Listed between 6’6” and 6’7”, he’s an undersized but bulky forward who has both a solid low-post game and extended range on his jumpshot. He’s...

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